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Thomas Bluget de Valdenuit (1763–1846) and Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin  (1770–1852)
Unidentified woman, 1795
Black ink, gouache, graphite on paper laid on thin card
New-York Historical Society, Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund, 1945.344

Benjamin Tappan (1773–1857)
Selections from a silhouette series, 1792–96
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
New-York Historical Society, Gift of John K. Wright, 1945, Z.2405, Z.2409, Z.2423, Z. 2424, Z.2425, Z.2427

Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin (1770–1852)
Unidentified Osage (Chief of the Little Osage), 1804
Charcoal with stumping, black pastel, black and white chalk, and Conté crayon over graphite on pink prepared paper, nailed over canvas to a wooden strainer
New-York Historical Society, Elizabeth DeMilt Fund, 1860.93

William Bache (1771–1845)
Alexander Hamilton (ca. 1755–1804), ca. 1800  
Black ink with touches of white gouache on ivory paper
New-York Historical Society, Z.2459        

Josiah Wedgwood (1730–1795), manufacturer; William Hackwood (ca. 1757–1839), designer
Antislavery medallion mounted as a pin: Am I Not a Man and a Brother?, 1787
Jasperware, metal
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Selma H. Rutenburg, MD, given in memory of Nina & Jack Gray, 2013.21

Martha Ann (Anne) Honeywell (1786–1856)       
The Lord’s Prayer, 1845
Beige paper cut-out laid on black, light blue, and purple papers, pierced with a pin and stitched in silk
New-York Historical Society, INV.10816

Augustin Amant Constant Fidèle Édouart (1789–1861)
Philip Milledoler Beekman (1845–1846), 1846
Black prepared paper cut-out with graphite, laid on yellow paper with lithographed background and gray and brown wash 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of the Beekman Family Association, 1948.515

Augustin Amant Constant Fidèle Édouart (1789–1861)
George Ring and Family, 1840
Black prepared paper cut-outs, laid on beige paper with graphite, brown ink and wash, white gouache, and collaged paper, laid on Japanese paper, laid on board
New-York Historical Society, Z.3451

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875)
Acrobats, ca. 1835–60
Hollow-cut black paper laid on ivory paper
Private collection, New York
 

Unidentified artist
Students and teachers, selections from Miss Haines’s School silhouette series, 1859
Black prepared paper cut-outs laid on beige paper
New-York Historical Society, Z.2611, Z.2613a, Z. 2614a,
 Z.2617a, Z.2628, Z.2622, Z.2616a, Z.2625b, Z.2637a

Kara Walker (b. 1969)
Maquette for The “Katastwóf Karavan”, 2017
Painted laser-cut stainless steel
Private collection

Béatrice Coron (b. 1956)
Manhattan, Part of the Set “Hi Five! Stories from the Five Boroughs”, 2019
Hand-cut Tyvek
New-York  Historical Society, Purchase, 2019.96
Photo courtesy of Etienne Frossard

James Prosek (b. 1975)
Never Again Would Birds' Song Be The Same, 2019; Avian Composition with Warblers, 2018
Acrylic paint on wall; acrylic paint on panel 
Courtesy of the artist and Waqas Wajahat, New York

Kumi Yamashita (b. 1968)
Origami, 2020
Paper, cast light, shadow
Courtesy of the artist. 
Photo credit: Mitch Ranger

Creative: Tronvig Group